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Can Oral Bacteria Give You a Brain Aneurysm?

Bacteria from the mouth might play a significant role in the development of a brain aneurysm, according to research published in Acta Odontologica …

Low Birth Weight Risk Higher for Moms with Perio

A pregnant woman with periodontal disease is at a significantly higher risk of delivering a low birth weight baby, according to a new study in the</i> …

Big Tongue & Tonsils Raise Risk for Sleep Apnea

The best time to identify signs of obstructive sleep apnea may not be at night while snoozing in bed, but while sitting in the dentist’s chair.<p>A new …

Periodontitis Ups Death Risk for Patients with Kidney Disease

Periodontitis is nearly as dangerous as diabetes for patients with chronic kidney disease, according to new research published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

P.G. Promotes Progression of Fatty Liver Disease

A common oral pathogen is found substantially more frequently in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to recent research …

Does Poor Oral Health Worsen Asthma?

A large, population-based study in Northern Europe has identified a link between oral health and respiratory health. The results, which are some of …

Gum Disease in Down Syndrome May Cause Alzheimer’s Progression

Periodontal disease appears to be a substantial contributor to Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome, according to a new review published …

Bacteria in Umbilical Cord Linked to Preeclampsia

The presence of oral bacteria in the umbilical cord and placenta of pregnant women is significantly associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, …

P. gingivalis Plays a Large Role in Esophageal Cancer

A wealth of recent evidence has linked pathogens of oral origin to specific types of cancer. <i>P. gingivalis</i> specifically has been considerably linked …

Periodontal Therapy Comparable to 30% Drop in LDL Cholesterol

Research is yet again showing that oral care is good for the heart. In a study published in the journal <i>Hypertension</i><i>,</i> non-surgical periodontal therapy …

Medical Research

Periodontitis Ups Risk for First Heart Attack

In what is possibly the largest study of its kind, researchers have found a significant connection between periodontal disease and first-time heart …

Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Periodontitis

Recent research has estimated that around 35% of all American adults and half of those age 60 or older have metabolic syndrome, a collection of risk …

Breast Cancer Risk Linked to Gum Disease

Women who report having periodontal disease are at greater risk for breast cancer, especially if they smoke or recently quit smoking, a new study …

Mortality Risk Doubles for CHD Patients with No Teeth

Coronary heart disease (CHD) patients’ risk of death increases with every tooth lost, according to a large cohort study published in the <i>European</i> …

Periodontal Bacteria Invade the Heart

Periodontal bacteria invade the cardiovascular system to incite inflammation and atherosclerosis, according to recent research published in …

CPAP & MAD Equally Effective at Lowering Blood Pressure

Sleep apnea treatment improves both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, according to a new systematic review and meta analysis published in the</i> …

Oral Pathogens Activate T-Cells to Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis

The connection between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis has become a hot topic among oral-systemic health researchers. And yet, while …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Bacterial Burden Differs Between Diabetic & Non-Diabetic Patients

The bacteria involved in periodontitis is different between diabetic and non-diabetic patients, according to a new study published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

P. gingivalis Increases “Obesity Hormone”

New research brings more light to an unexplained link between periodontal disease, obesity, and diabetes. The study, published in the Journal of …

Oral Pathogen Found in Pancreatic Cancer Tissue

A prominent oral pathogen has been detected in cancerous pancreatic tissue, according to a recent study in the journal <i>Oncotarget.</i><p>Researchers found …

P. gingivalis Increases Aggressiveness of Oral Cancer

Many studies have found a relationship between periodontal disease and various types of cancers throughout the body. However, a new study in <i>Tumor</i> …

Salivary Diagnostics: A Game Changer?

A mountain of research has proved time and time again what dentists have been noticing for years: oral health is inexorably linked to overall health …

Curcumin Inhibits Oral Biofilm Growth

New research from Japan suggests curcumin might play a significant role in reducing the growth of oral pathogens due to its natural antibacterial …

Low Vitamin D Speeds Up Cognitive Decline

A recent research paper shows that older adults who have low Vitamin D levels may experience cognitive decline at a much faster rate than people who …

High Lp-PLA2 Doubles Risk for Alzheimer’s

Researchers in Texas have just released groundbreaking new information about inflammatory biomarkers and their relationship to Alzheimer’s …

P. Gingivalis Affects Atherosclerosis on a Molecular Level

A new study published in <i>Infection and Immunity</i> has shed more light on the relationship between periodontal disease and atherosclerosis.<p>This study …

Pathogen Ups Inflammation Marker 20%

Inflammation testing is one of the key steps to evaluating underlying systemic problems to help prevent and reduce the impact of inflammatory …

Perio Bacteria: As Bad as a High-Fat Diet

We all know the perils of a high-fat diet. It puts us at risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and other short- and long-term health …

Oral Bacteria Increase Colorectal Cancer Mortality

Bacteria from the mouth increase colorectal cancer mortality, according to researchers at Harvard. Their results were published in the journal …

Can Poor Sleep Lead to Oral Inflammation?

Dentistry is far more than root canals and oral hygiene. Research finds more and more ways in which dentists can be a force for good in the overall …